Cheynes III

Cheynes III

Whaling boat Cheynes III ex Looma III -63 ex Thorgrim -62 built in 1947.
These catchers was not scratched by the ice when they went in warm waters off the west coast of Australia, so all this rusty enough rather the result of lack of maintenance. I 1978 whaling was outside Australia banned and the boat was laid up. I 1982 she was sunk outside Albany and is today a destination for wreck divers.
Photo: phra ajahn ekaggata/Terry Milligan (holder of copyright)
Year: 1969
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Cheynes Beach Whaling Co.

Cheynes Beach Whaling Co.

Whale drive to Cheynes Beach Whaling Co. outside Albany in Western Australia. The station is not on Cheynes Beach, men i King George Sound i Frenchman Bay. Initially it was thought to build the station on Cheynes Beach, hence the name of the company, men da Albany Whaling co. let down operations was the area in Frenchman Bay vacant and was found more suitable. The station was in operation from 1952 to November 1978.
 
Photo: phra ajahn ekaggata/Terry Milligan (holder of copyright)
Year: 1969
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Dyremat

Dyremat

Towards the end of whaling, it may seem as if the industry in many cases were kept artificially alive. This sperm whale cow was slaughtered to produce pet food. It is quite obvious that this was neither economically or ecologically sustainable.
 
Photo: phra ajahn ekaggata/Terry Milligan (holder of copyright)
Year: 1969
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Tugboat

Tugboat

Photo taken on shore station to Cheynes Beach Whaling Company, outside Albany in Western Australia. A tugboat heading into the plan with a humpback whale.
Photo: John Francis Ryan, July 1956.
Thank you Liam Ryan for image

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new Contributor!

new Contributor!

From Richard Woldendorp in Western Australia, we have received some color slides taken at the whaling station on Cheynes Beach outside Albany 1971.
Many thanks to Richard and his wife Lyn who has let me borrow and scan those pictures!

Catchers in circulation

Catchers in circulation

Union Whaling catchers laid on the docks in Durban. Whaling boat Wilfrid Fearnhead leftmost. This was built in Norway in 1948 and sold to the Union Whaling. I 1970 she was sold to Cheynes Beach Whaling Co. and renamed Cheynes IV. She remained there until the company laid up in 1978. Now she is on land in the museum park Whale World outside Albany.
Thanks to Allan Jackson for permission to post photo. Read more on his side Facts About Durban.
Photographer: Margaret surmon
Year: ?
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